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Denim boy jacket DIY

Denim Boy Jacket

My first attempt on doing my own pattern and doing kids apparel. And I must say I pretty happy and proud about this one.

Denim boy jacket DIY

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It’s still a little large, but Elliott grows so fast, that it will fit perfectly soon.

Denim boy jacket DIY

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Yes there are a couple of things, which are not completely “right”, but you learn from the process, which is the most important thing.

Denim boy jacket DIY

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Making the jacket and seeing Elliott wearing it, reminds me of the jackets and clothes my Mum made for us. I loved wearing them and I am so happy that my Mum taught my sister and I the art of crafting.

Denim boy jacket DIY

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The jacket is made out denim from the outside and cotton knit from the inside.The denim is stiff, because it’s not treated with any abrasion like they do with normal jeans you can buy in the store. The cotton knit was an old sweater from Tim, which was still in good shape and super soft. I love the color combination. I also used brown jeans thread for the top stitching.

Denim boy jacket DIY

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The hood of the jacket is really big, but I really like it that way. I used ribbing for the cuffs.

Denim boy jacket DIY

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A little update about Elliott: He is almost 20 months old, and his new words are “Beep Beep” and “oh oh” when something drops. He loves Elmo, to sing and to dance.

Denim boy jacket DIY

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Infinity Scarf another front view

Spring Infinity Scarf

The weather in Seattle has been just gray and rainy the last couple weeks, except today where we had beautiful sunshine. And I need a little pop of color and something that reminds me of spring.

2010 Kaffe Fassett for Rowan

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I found this awesome fat quarter on Sale the other day. It’s so bright and colorful. I just couldn’t walk away from it. Against my resolution, I just bought it and directly created something new with it.

Made by Lili Label

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I also got my “Made by Lili” Labels in the mail. These were a little Christmas/Birthday present to myself. I think it gives your crafts a touch of sophistication.

I love to wear scarfs and I do wear them most of the time. I have different colors and patterns, but nothing really bright and colorful. So I decided to create an infinity scarf out of the fat quarter.

I also have this white cardigan with gray embroidery, which I really like but never wear. I don’t like the fit of it and it just dusts away in my closet. I thought it would be the perfect contrast to the bright yellow and pink of the fabric. I like to recycle clothes, which I still like, but don’t wear. I have a hard time to give them away or sell them at consignment.

Fat Quarter and Cardigan

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I cut the fat quarter in three long pieces and matched the size with the cardigan. I only used one of the front panels of the cardigan. This way I can reuse the other one for something else.

Infinity Scarf front view

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I used my serger for this project, because knit rolls up directly when you cut it. It was super easy to sew everything together. Just like butter.. so yummy.

Infinity Scarf side view

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Infinity Scarf side view - embroidery

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When I want to tone the color down, I can reverse the scarf and just show the recycled cardigan.

Infinity Scarf another front view

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And here is my pop of color again — to welcome Spring into my world.